match report Tag

Grove II 32 – Shire Hall 17

Once again Shire took to the field with no substitutes, the 15 only made up because returning American footballer Tim brought along his mate Spike. With a experience at 8, playing Spike there allowed us to release our explosively paced regular to the wing (more on that later).

Aldermaston I 19 – Shire Hall 12

So then,

We went to Aldermaston with 15 players and thank you to those 15 who played. After the way we finished last season “begging” people to play for Shirehall was not really how we had imagined selection to go however last season we have had to conceded loosing 2 points and there were many unavailable as a one off so we should not worry too much.

Shire Hall 20 – Broadmoor 24 (Sunday 27th April)

Berkshire Plate Final.

Well then, a game worthy of a cup final!

This was a cracking game on every level and Shire should be really proud of their performance on the day. The performances have been building since Christmas and it was fitting that the best performance of the season came yesterday. A 21-man effort not to forget all the supporters and those who have assisted us week in week out.

Shire Hall 30 – Hungerford 3 (Wednesday 16th April)

Shirehall had a full compliment of players for this semi final with selection throwing up some tricky decisions. So with a strong side and a good spirit off the back of the Maidenhead game, Shire approached this game with some confidenece.

Hungerford looked well drilled and up for it as you would expect from a side leading any league. Shirehall lost the toss so kicked to Hungerford with good pressure mounted from the off. Early scrums suggested that despite the size of the Hungerford pack, Shire would not be moved! Shire’s first opportunity came in the way of a penalty shot at goal hit wide by Dodson.

Maidenhead II 28 – Shire Hall 0 (Saturday 12th April)

We always knew we would be in for a hard game at Maidenhead and with 15 men the job was about to get a lot tougher too. Despite this there was a good mood in the camp and all seemed ready to take up the challenge.

Maidenhead’s skipper was disappointed when our own skipper Brown declined their kind request to be able to play all eight substitutes for themselves but advised they were welcome to lend us a player so they could at least get on the park. Maidenhead skippers response…”as they were wanting to make up the points between Wallingford and ourselves we probably won’t do that”…thus providing Shire’s skipper with all the motivational material needed for a pre-match team talk.